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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Presenting the saga of Shooter.

As some may know, I lost my sweet old Tennessee Walker, Spike a couple of weeks ago. He was retired and had been having lameness issues for a while. I found him dead in his stall--he went down and wasn't able to get back up. I was devastated. :*(

So like a week later, on a whim, I was browsing some online horse classifieds. saw quite a few that were OK, could work, might be worth checking out. Then I saw him. A beautiful dappled palomino quarter horse. Amazing trail horse. Right age, right price. And flashy. I had even commented to my husband that after so many dark brown/black horses, I wouldn't mind getting an appy or paint or something flashy. So I sent an email through the site.

By the next day, I was obsessed. Since I hadn't heard back, I called the number listed to arrange an appointment. I got a call back like 30 minutes later, but lost it. Called again and left a message. Then I got an email from the classified site--"sale pending".

I was crushed. I figured that was it, he was sold.

Then, 20 minutes later, I got a call. Shooter was available as the pending sale was way below the asking price. So I went to see him.

What an incredibly sweet, laid back horse! I had been having amazing vibes from the start--like I'd only felt when I found my most awesome horse ever, and it just continued. He only wants to be on the trail--doesn't care for arena work. That's what I was looking for--and I don't have an arena, so we'll be on the trail all the time. ;-)

I met the owner today to place a deposit, and it turned out that we work in the same industry, and have many business contacts in common---amazing!

The vibes on this have been so powerful from the start--I am so looking forward to many happy years with Shooter. He comes home for good on Tuesday. :-)

These are pics from his ad--you can see why I was smitten.

EDIT: Just wanted to add that he's 7 years old and 15.2 hands (though he seems bigger because he's built like a tank!).
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    Shooter is gorgeous! I hope you have already enjoyed many trail miles together!
    2671 days ago
    He is such a gorgeous horse! How often does it happen that the exact horse you want is right there in front of you? It is meant to be! Huge Congrats on finding him, and hope you have many happy hours on the trail! emoticon emoticon
    2952 days ago
    He is gorgeous and I can very much see why you fell in love. How old is he? And how many hands is he.

    I am so sorry for you loss on Spike. I too went thru that when Glory died at Greg's. Since I no longer needed to live where my horse could live, I moved closer to work. But I am again on a horse ranch, so I could have one here. I need to get my knee fixed before that can happen however.

    Nice job on finding that handsome boy! emoticon

    Being Irish and since it is the ONLY thing we horse people have to put on our pages that says horse, here is to many long and happy rides down the trail.
    2960 days ago
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    He is lovely. I am so happy for you.
    3017 days ago
    He is a handsome boy!!
    3017 days ago
    That is so cool!!! He is beautiful!! I am so happy that you feel a connection with him. It gives you a bond that is just so wonderful!!! emoticon
    3017 days ago
    it's Karma you were meant to find Shooter
    3017 days ago
    Congrats! I am glad that it worked out. He's beautiful!
    3017 days ago
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